NCB’s Big Children’s Centre Debate
LATEST: Children's centre survey report
A 2013 report from NCB shows that parents and practitioners
greatly value children's centres and the services they provide to
families, and that their continued funding should be secured.
The report based on a survey of over 200 practitioners and
parents,, set out to discover what they value most about children's
centres, and to establish where they feel resources should be
targeted in the future.
the future purpose for children's centres: findings from NCB survey
of practitioners and parents [PDF 870 KB]
NCB Children's Centre essay collection
Children's centres are at the heart of most communities,
providing a range of on site and outreach services to support young
children and their families. With recent economic constraints, many
centre's are not operating a full service.
In this a collection of essays,
Partnerships for a Better Start: Perspectives on the role of
children's centres [PDF 926 KB], Naomi Eisenstadt, Professor
Edward Melhuish, Lisa Harker, Dr Ingrid Wolfe and Dame Clare
Tickell set out their ideas on how children's centres could look in
We very much want to see children's centres at the heart of the
local community and wish to secure their future. We want your
thoughts on how we define their future purpose.
Help shape the future of children's centres
Join the debate, leave a comment below.